I recently had the honour of watching three of our Sooke boys participate in the BC Summer games, in the Lacrosse competition, a couple of weeks ago. Right from the opening ceremonies there was a feel of almost an Olympic style event. The athletes marched in proceeded by a contingent from the military cadets and the RCMP. The Zones were announced with much fanfare and excitement. Zone 6 Vancouver Island – Central Coast Field Lacrosse team, was given the honour of the last contingent in, and they looked sharp in their zone colours.
In the days that followed, we started playing against the other Zones’ lacrosse teams. The boys played a total of three games in their march to the medal game.
One of our boys, Dallas Brooks, played on the Vancouver Island – Central Coast Team Two. This team showed well, but were unable to make it to the medal rounds. Teagan Knoles and Jack Kendal both played on the Vancouver Island – Central Coast Team One. Their team made it through to the Bronze medal game and were successful in winning the Bronze medal game.
The team rallied, scoring four goals in the last three minutes to overcome a three goal deficit and win the medal.
The BC Summer Games ended with a parade of athletes in the closing ceremonies. Many smiles were evident from the athletes who sported medals whether it be gold, silver or bronze. All athletes showed pride on their faces enjoying an experience that they will never forget.